Before the Oklahoma Sooners kicked off against the Texas Longhorns, Lincoln Riley told his team to avoid throwing the ‘Horns Down’ gesture during the game. Once the final whistle blew, the Sooners lifted that ban.
Oklahoma didn’t play its best game of the season, but Jalen Hurts and CeeDee Lamb made just enough big plays to lead their squad to victory.
Prior to kickoff, the Sooners and Longhorns were involved in a pregame scuffle. The refs decided to hand every player an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
Since the officiating crew made that harsh of a decision, it left both teams with little margin for error. Another unsportsmanlike conduct penalty would result in an ejection.
The officials inadvertently stopped Oklahoma from throwing the ‘Horns Down’ at any point during the game. However, all bets were off when the game was over.
Multiple players were seen taunting the Longhorns after the win.
Here is a photo of E.J. Ndoma-Ogar throwing the ‘Horns Down’ for the cameras:
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This was a huge win for Oklahoma as it keeps its undefeated season alive.
As for Texas, any hope of making the College Football Playoff was crushed this afternoon. Nonetheless, Tom Herman’s squad could get revenge later in the year.
We could see a rematch between the Longhorns and Sooners in the Big 12 Championship.